Sean “Diddy” Combs’ representative has confirmed that he will not be attending the Grammy Awards, despite previously denying the sexual assault allegations against him.
Although the music mogul was nominated for his first award in two decades, he has chosen not to attend the prestigious ceremony.
The allegations were made by singer and former partner Cassie, who accused Diddy of using his power to subject her to years of sexual and physical violence.
Diddy denied all the allegations and reached a private settlement with Cassie shortly after.
Since then, three more women have come forward with lawsuits alleging rape and sexual assault against Diddy, dating back to 1991.
“Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday,” he wrote in December. “Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth.”
In December, The Recording Academy, who run the Grammys voting procedure, told Radar they “are taking this matter very seriously and are in the process of evaluating it with the time and care that it deserves.”